Singer-songwriter Parker Millsap is bringing his charming brand of rootsy rock and roll to The Basement East tonigh, March 25. If you didn’t catch him opening for Jason Isbell at The Ryman last October, tonight’s the night to make it happen. He’ll be playing some old favorites as well as tracks from his new LP, The Very Last Day, which hit stores and streaming services today. Patrick Sweany and alt-folk wonder Kelsey Waters are also set to perform, so why would you be anywhere else? Hurry up and grab your tickets for just $12 while they last, and read on for details!
Oklahoma native Parker Millsap has been making waves in the Americana scene for years. Over the years, he’s received major accolades for his unique mixture of modern alt-country, folk and old-school rock and roll. His self-titled debut album landed on our Best Albums of 2014 list, and for good reason. The soulful, electric energy featured on the release evolved into an even more exciting sound on his latest LP, The Very Last Day. Although he’s only 23 years old, his artistry is hard to find in even the most seasoned of Americana-based musicians.
Local blues rocker Patrick Sweany is known for his intense and captivating live shows. Last year, he released his 7th career LP, Daytime Turned To Nighttime, which he described as his first “grown up record.” We absolutely love his mature and kickass sound, which has made him one of the most beloved local artists in the scene. If you’ve somehow missed out on his stuff, check out his standout track “First of the Week” below.
Kelsey Waters relocated to Nashville after spending a over a decade honing her craft by playing hundreds of shows along the Gulf Coast. While her sound encapsulates qualities that many would classify as “alt-country,” Waters’ ability to tell a story is adapted from the back catalogs of folk mainstays Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin, who she cites as major influences.
Parker Millsap, Patrick Sweany, and Kelsey Waters will perform Friday, March 25 at The Basement East. The show is 21+, begins at at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $12.